Many people find themselves feeling hungry even after eating.
Factors like your diet, hormones, or lifestyle can explain this phenomenon. So, why do we feel hungry even after a meal and what to do about it?
#1 Being Distracted While Eating
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Research suggests that people who eat distracted feel less full and have a greater desire to eat throughout the day.
If you usually eat distracted, try practicing mindfulness to better recognize your body’s signals.
#2 Eating Too Quickly
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Fast eaters tend to feel less full than slow eaters due to a lack of chewing and awareness, which are linked to feelings of fullness. If you’re a fast eater, aim to chew your food more thoroughly.
#3 Feeling Stressed?
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Stress raises the hormone cortisol, which may promote hunger and cravings. If you find that you’re often stressed, try incorporating yoga or meditation into your weekly routine.
#4 Exercising A Lot
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People who exercise a lot tend to have greater appetites and faster metabolisms. So, if you exercise a lot, you may need to consume more food to fuel your workouts!
#5 Lack Of Sleep
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Adequate sleep is essential for regulating hormones, such as ghrelin, levels of which tend to be higher among sleep-deprived people. So, you see, if you want to diet, you need sleep as well!
But, don’t worry, feeling hungry is a common problem for everyone. Often it’s because of an inadequate diet that lacks protein or fiber.
Hope this helps!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat